Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship INTO THE WOODS OUTDOOR NURSERY LTD

Into The Woods Outdoor Nursery Ltd are looking for a Level 2 Childcare apprentice who is passionate about outdoor learning/play and full of energy and always smiling. The role will include carrying out observations on key children and supervising them, showing care and kindness at all times.

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Closing date: 23 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    From the 1st April 2023 the National Minimum Wage for apprentices will increase to £5.28 per hour. This will increase the yearly wage to £10433.28.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 16.30 or 08.30 - 16.30 Once every 2 weeks will need to attend a planning meeting till 17.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 May 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to and applied at all times
  • Ensure the children in our care receive appropriate care, kindness and supervision at all times
  • Through sensitive and careful interactions (talking, listening, teaching, observing) support the children in setting and achieving their own aims, and extend and challenge their understanding and knowledge in all areas of learning
  • Demonstrate high expectations of the children in all aspects of their development, from self care to communication and language
  • Set up the camp and session and pack away afterwards
    Undertake all the practical aspects of looking after 2–5 year olds and ensure their wellbeing - eg, helping them change, changing nappies, ensuring hands are washed, helping them at lunchtime, making sure they are warm enough, wiping noses
  • Form close, caring and appropriate relationships with the children in your care
  • Form positive and constructive relationships with parents of our children

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Early Years Practitioner Level 2  Plus Internal Training will be provided at the location
  • Training is ongoing throughout the apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills  (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent Position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Need to have a passion to work outdoors and have lots of energy.

About the employer

At Into The Woods we are passionate about outdoor learning and play, and the positive effect it has on children. We love being in the woods with the children. To join our team you will need to share this passion and be committed to working hard to ensure that the children have the best experience possible every day they are with us, and that we make the most of our amazing setting in the woods.




Queens Wood Lodge

42 Muswell Hill Road


N10 3JP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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